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Corporate leadership: The Currency Cloud is headed up by CEO Mike Laven

London tech start-up The Currency Cloud bolstered by eight-figure fundraising

A host of well-known venture capital firms are uniting to back the future growth of payments engine The Currency Cloud as the British business looks to increase transaction numbers.

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Here, we look at the procedures surrounding business recovery, such as liquidation and company voluntary agreements.

Paternoster Square in London is home to the Alternative Investment Market

The AIM bounce back

Having endured some testing times since the economic crisis, Edward Craft, partner at Wedlake Bell, argues that the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) is back on form.

Jon Moulton left Alchemy Partners in 2009 to set up Better Capital

Jon Moulton gives his backing to new fund management firm

Seneca Investment Managers has the support of serial investor Jon Moulton as it looks to begin its asset allocating.

Everline's Russell Gould is building out the offering to include other funding types

The short-term finance method of equipping businesses with capital

With growing businesses facing a variety of challenges centred around cash flow, Everline managing director Russell Gould tells us why short-term finance can help plug holes.

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DueDil's Damian Kimmelman has aims to take his company global

DueDil closes $17 million round as it looks to continue ‘exponential’ growth

Company financials business DueDil has completed a Series B fundraising round by going back to its existing pool of investors.

Enterprise Finance has sourced and managed some £1 billion of secured loans

Mortgage, loan and bridging finance firm Enterprise Finance added to ISIS Equity Partners portfolio

Loan distribution business Enterprise Finance has closed an undisclosed investment round, backed by ISIS Equity Partners.

Augmentum Capital's Tim Levene was part of the founding team at Betfair

Interactive Investor adds Augmentum Capital as investor

Venture investor Augmentum Capital has unveiled its latest deal, an investment services business with 1.5 million unique users.

Philippe Gelis is bringing the benefits of FX expertise to start-ups and SMEs

Kantox nets €6.5 million of venture cash to build out its P2P FX exchange platform

Peer-to-peer currency exchange platform Kantox has turned to venture capital to secure the funds its needs to grow.

Cem Kemahli, 25, has been saving with Zopa for 4 years

Zopa looks to build P2P lending offering after netting £15 million investment

Peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa has raised £15 million of new investment capital ahead of a projected lending target of £500 million by April 2014.

Anne Glover invests in start-ups through her role at Amadeus Capital Partners

Anne Glover and Jon Moulton lead angel investment into new investor network

A new platform designed to connect institutional investors and private equity fund managers has received the capital it needs to develop.

FinTech entrepreneurs: The GoCardless management team

Financial technology start-up GoCardless rings up $7 million venture injection from Balderton Capital

A Series B funding round for payments start-up GoCardless has secured $7 million of growth capital for the business.

Darren Westlake and Luke Lang set up Crowdcube in early 2011

Crowdcube teams up with Braveheart to launch crowdfunding investment fund

The first investment fund dedicated to investing in start-ups engaging in crowdfunding has been set up with a target of £5 million.

Bitcoins have surged in value to their current level of $840

The rise (and fall?) of P2P currency Bitcoin

Maxwell Rodriguez, online payment expert at SecureTrading, analyses what 2014 might have in store for Bitcoin.

Christoph Rieche and iwoca have UK and global growth as targets

Second multi-million pound funding round in a year for iwoca

Investment firm Global Founders Capital is leading a £5 million investment into small business finance service iwoca.

Crowdcube has now been in operation and growing its brand since 2010

Hiring a smart PR agency

Luke Lang, co-founder and chief marketing officer of equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, reveals why teaming up with a boutique PR agency is his best business decision to date.

YPlan built on its Angel CoFund investment by then raising £7.8 million

Two years in and 38 companies backed for the Angel CoFund

The Angel CoFund has facilitated the lending of £65 million to British companies since it set up operations in 2011.

Directors' Pay on AIM 2014

The most complete review of directors' remuneration on AIM.

Palatine's Ed Fazakerley is also on the board of Chase Templeton and MJ Quinn

Buy-and-build deals continue for Palatine-backed MoneyPlus Group

Private equity backed MoneyPlus Group has made its eighth acquisition through the purchase of Debt Movers.

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